Craig  Best, DO Independent Medical Examiner
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Phone: (865) 585-6303
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Other Locations: Chicago, IL

Specialty 1: Pain Management - Medicine

Specialty 2: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Physiatry

Specialty Focus: Pain Medicine, PM&R, Spinal Injections, Epidural steroid injection, Radiofrequency ablation, Spinal Cord Stimulator, Worker’s Compensation, Personal Injury, Auto Injury, MVA, IME, PPI, EMG/NCS, TBI, Concussion, CRPS, Opioids, SCI, Life Care Planning

Medical School:

License(s): Indiana, Illinois

Years in Practice: 7

Experience:
  • 3 years performing IMEs
  • 20 IMEs performed
  • Deposed/Testified 8 times

Additional Information

Dr. Best is board certified in Pain Medicine as well as Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R, physiatry). He completed his PM&R residency at Rush University Medical Center and his Pain Medicine fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital. His clinical focus is primarily non-operative spine care as well as electrodiagnostic medicine (EMG/NCS). He has extensive experience in worker's compensation and personal/auto injury. He has conducted numerous partial permanent impairment (PPI) ratings, independent medical examinations (IME), record reviews, narrative reports, and depositions. Finally, he is a Certified Life Care Planner.